Lisa Misipeka

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Lisa Misipeka
Personal information
Full name Lisa Vasa Misipeka
Nationality  American Samoa
Born (1975-01-03) January 3, 1975 (age 44)
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 110 kg (240 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Updated on 28 April 2013.

Lisa Vasa Misipeka (born January 3, 1975) is an American Samoan athlete who specialises in the hammer throw. She won the bronze medal at the 1999 World Championships in Athletics. First place was 75.20m, second place 72.56m, and 9m behind first and 6.5m behind second was Misipeka in third with 66.06m. It was the first ever international medal for American Samoa, and the greatest difference in distance between the first three medal places. The flag bearer for American Samoa at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece where she did not record a distance in the qualifying round of the women's hammer and therefore did not advance to the final.

Achievements

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  American Samoa
1997 South Pacific Mini Games Pago Pago, American Samoa 1st Shot put 14.37 m
2nd Discus throw 43.32 m
1st Hammer throw 58.20 m
1999 South Pacific Games Santa Rita, Guam 1st Shot put 15.13 m GR
1st Discus throw 46.00 m
1st Hammer throw 63.39 m GR
World Championships Seville, Spain 3rd Hammer throw 66.06 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 14th Hammer throw 61.74 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 20th Hammer throw 63.34 m
2003 World Championships Paris, France 21st Hammer throw 64.42 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece Hammer throw NM

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Olympic Games
Preceded by
Maselino Masoe
Flagbearer for  American Samoa
Sydney 2000
Athens 2004
Succeeded by
Silulu A'etonu